The Enchanted Island - Live in HD (DVD) - Met Opera

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The Enchanted Island - Live in HD (DVD) - Met Opera
Composer: Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, et al.
DVD Release Date:  November 19, 2012
Conductor: William Christie
Devised and Written by: Jeremy Sams
Production:  Phelilm McDermott
Artists: David Daniels, Joyce DiDonato, Danielle de Niese, Plácido Domingo
Orchestra: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Chorus
Label: Virgin Classics
Format: Classical, NTSC, Import
Language: English
Subtitles: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish
Region: All Regions
Run Time: 180 minutes

The Enchanted Island Live in HD is a Met Opera world premiere production. An original Baroque fantasy inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, this dazzling production showcases arias and ensembles by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, and others, and a new libretto by Jeremy Sams. Eminent conductor William Christie leads an all-star cast including David Daniels, Joyce DiDonato, Plácido Domingo, Danielle de Niese, and Luca Pisaroni.

History


This Baroque fantasy, inspired by the musical pastiches and masques of the 18th century, will have its Met world premiere on December 31, 2011. Phelim McDermott, who created this new production for the Met, says: “The Enchanted Island gives us a real opportunity to do the traditional things that happen in Baroque entertainment—spectacular costumes and amazing set pieces. It’s an extraordinary operatic entertainment that includes some of the best Baroque music.”

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